Office Depot/Office Max is giving a discount on the purchase of Visa gift cards this week. Here are the details:
• $15 off when you buy $300 or more of Visa Gift Cards
• Valid 12/18/16-12/24/16
• In store only
• Discount applied at register
• Limit 1 discount per household/business per day
Unlike Staples gift card deals, there is no mail in rebate and the $15 is automatically deducted from the register. There is a limit of 1 but there are ways to take advantage of the discount multiple times. Some cashiers will let you ring up multiple transactions. You can also try a different cashier, returning to the store multiple times or visiting a different store.
While these gift cards have a fee, the $15 discount will make the gift card purchase fee free and even earn a bit of extra money. To minimize fees and maximize points it would be best to buy 2 of the $200 denominations which have a fee of $6.95 each. In this case, fees equal $13.90 so you would net a profit of $1.10.
How many points you earn depends on the credit card you use. The best cards to use those that earn 5% in office supply stores (such as the Chase Ink cards or the Amex SimplyCash Plus) but you come ahead even if you use another credit card.
This is a great opportunity to purchase Visa gift cards and make a small profit in addition to the points you earn.